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Retired FBI Special Agent shares insights and humor as a keynote speaker.

John Iannarelli

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John Iannarelli is a retired FBI Special Agent, expert in cyber investigations, author, and keynote speaker who shares his insights and humorous moments from his 20-year career in law enforcement. He has participated in high-profile investigations like the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11 attack.

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John Iannarelli is a highly accomplished former FBI Special Agent, cyber investigations expert, and engaging keynote speaker. He served for 20 years and was a part of several high-profile investigations, including the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11 attack. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Computer Science, recognizing his contributions to the field. He draws from his wealth of experience to provide unique insights and humorous moments from his career in law enforcement in his speeches.

Why you should book John Iannarelli for your next event

  • John Iannarelli has a wealth of experience as a former FBI Special Agent and SWAT team member, having participated in high-profile investigations such as the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 attack, and the Sony hack.
  • He is a well-respected expert in the field of cyber investigations and has been recognized with an Honorary Doctor of Computer Science for his contributions.
  • He is an engaging and entertaining keynote speaker with a National Speakers Association certification and has presented to a wide range of audiences, including Fortune 500 companies and the Vatican.

John Iannarelli served as an FBI Special Agent for 20 years, during which he was a SWAT team member and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and the Sony hack. Among his many FBI assignments, John served as the FBI’s National Spokesperson, on the Cyber Division Executive staff,
and was as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge overseeing all Criminal, Cyber and Counterintelligence investigations. He was recognized with the FBI’s Director Award for Distinguished Service.

A former San Diego Police Officer and attorney with international studies at Oxford England, John is admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland, and Washington DC. In addition, he is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Computer Science in recognition of his contributions to the field of cyber investigations. John was also an NFL Security Representative responsible for ensuring public safety throughout the football season and the Super Bowl.

John is the author of five books, including Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children on the Internet and other dangers, and How to Spot a Terrorist Before It’s Too Late. His just released 5th book, Disorderly Conduct, examines the lighter side of law enforcement and the humorous moments during his FBI career. John is a frequent on-air contributor for the national news media and has been profiled in Forbes. He provided live on-scene coverage from Las Vegas of the Mandalay Bay mass shooting attack as it occurred. An engaging and entertaining keynote speaker, John is a National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional (CSP®) known for sharing his intriguing insights combined with his superb sense of humor. He has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican, where he has personally met on several occasions with Pope Francis.

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Why rob a bank when a criminal can steal far more while sitting in front of a computer? Beyond just money, the sensitive personal information of both employees and customers is attractive to the cyber thief. Additionally, remote work technologies like Zoom, webinars, and mobile devices have provided cybercriminals with new ways to disrupt business and steal what is yours. Every year millions become victims because they did not know how to protect themselves from cybercrime. By using examples of actual FBI cases, John reveals the ways you are vulnerable to a cyberattack, the threats inherent with remote technologies, and how you can protect yourself.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the latest cyber vulnerabilities.
  • Learn how to avoid becoming a victim.
  • Understand what to do if a cybercriminal does attack.
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Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness

Hear the behind the scenes stories of many of the most recent mass shootings, how they happened, how they were planned, how law enforcement responded, and important clues that could potentially prevent future such tragedies. The presenter has responded to two school shootings and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. John was also present in Las Vegas when the Mandalay Bay shooting occurred, where he then served as an on-air Law Enforcement consultant for the Fox News Channel, CNN NBC, and other national news programs, giving him inside access to the crime scene. This access, in addition his having responded to numerous other critical incidents as an FBI Agent and police officer, gives John unique knowledge insights that he shares with his audience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Being able to protect yourself and family should an active shooter situation occur.
  • Warning indicators to identify those who plan such attacks.
  • Key steps to take during an attack to stay safe, and what to do afterward to recover.
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Leadership & Ethic Lessons Learned Through the FBI

Through story telling of FBI investigations, the audience will hear the lessons learned that are applicable to today’s business world. John shares inside stories from behind the scenes not otherwise shared with the public, detailing high profile cases, such as 9/11, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the Enron collapse, and more. Likewise, the audience will also hear valuable insights from other investigations never before discussed outside of the FBI. As is often the case with law enforcement situations, the audience will find this valuable presentation equally informative and frequently entertaining.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify the skills necessary for leadership.
  • The importance leading by example.
  • Leverage your skills sets for success.
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Bank Robbery Prevention and Response

In the words of bank robber William Sutton when asked why he robs banks; “Because that where the money is.” Banks have always been an attractive target for criminals and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. John shares the ways banks are commonly robbed, steps you can take to prevent and deter robberies, and how to best assist the responding law enforcement.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the various methods by which institutions are robbed.
  • Learn the warning signs that a robbery is imminent.
  • Know what to do both before and after a robbery to mitigate the risk.
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